Smoke from charcoal production, tin smelting chokes East Jakarta

Smoke from charcoal production, tin smelting chokes East Jakarta

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-09-15 13:15

A teacher at SD Cilincing 07 state elementary school in East Jakarta has been admitted to hospital for acute pneumonia reportedly triggered by inhaling smoke from coconut shell charcoal home industries and tin smelting near the school. The teacher, identified as S, 48, experienced a shortness of breath before being diagnosed with pneumonia. He was previously hospitalized for a week in early March. S' wife, DRS, claimed her husband was not a smoker but had suffered pain caused from inhaling smoke generated by the small-scale industries during his daily commute to and from the school. The elementary school is located on Jl. Inspeksi Cakung Drain in Cilincing, North Jakarta, some 200 meters from the small-scale industries complex. S’ house is 2 kilometers from the school. "The only cause might be the smoke [inhaled] during the trip to the school. From our house to...

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